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Medicaid in New York: Fostering Collaboration to Improve Health

Release Date: 08.09.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

NYS Medicaid Director Donna Frescatore discssues the success of payment reform at UHF's 2018 Medicaid Conference.

Quietly, Pioneering UHF Work Helps Ensure Access to Care

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Given the delicate one-step-forward/one-back dance on health insurance coverage and access to care, the work of UHF’s Health Insurance Project and Medicaid Institute is playing an important role in supporting major advances and analyzing impending threats in New York State.

A Two-Pronged Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF addresses a public health crisis on two tracks: analyzing the problem and changing practice.

New Report Identifies NYC Neighborhoods Where Medicaid Might Better Support Members’ Health by Addressing Housing Insecurity

Release Date: 07.26.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A UHF report identifies NYC neighborhoods where Medicaid might improve access to health care by addressing the housing needs. 

Report Finds Wide Variation in Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing for NYS Medicaid Patients

Release Date: 06.22.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An analysis of potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing patterns among New York’s Medicaid population found wide variations in prescribing rates.

29th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice—Call for Posters

Release Date: 03.22.2018
Contact: Hollis Holmes

Abstracts of posters to be considered for presentation at the annual Research Symposium may now be submitted, with a deadline of June 22, 2018.

UHF’s Chad Shearer Testifies Before City Council on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress

Release Date: 03.02.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ensure it sustains its vital role.

Chad Shearer: The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid

Release Date: 02.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With complex challenges facing the vital safety-net program, Medicaid’s future is increasingly uncertain, the director of UHF’s Medicaid Institute told the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium.

Crain’s Health Pulse Interview: “New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.’s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape”

Release Date: 12.18.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Crain’s New York York Health Pulse interviews UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, about health care trends.

Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty

Release Date: 08.09.2017

The themes of innovation and efficiency ran through UHF's annual Medicaid Conference, held July 20, 2017, at the New York Academy of Medicine and attended by more than 450 people.

New York State Medicaid Director Announces Initiative for Young Children at UHF Conference

Release Date: 07.25.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson announced the First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative at United Hospital Fund’s annual Medicaid conference on July 20. The Initiative aims to improve access to health and social services for children during their first three years. 

Jim Tallon: Breaking a Fifty-Year Compact

Release Date: 05.19.2017

The approach taken by the latest health care proposal would break a 50-year federal-state compact and threaten New York’s coverage and quality achievements.

Op-Ed: Congress’ Health Care Reform Fails New York’s Children

Release Date: 05.05.2017

The potentially devastating consequences of the proposed American Health Care Act for New York’s children are discussed by Suzanne Brundage, program director, Children's Health Initiative, and Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at UHF, in a  Crain’s New York Business op-ed.

Jim Tallon: The Certainty of Uncertainty

Release Date: 12.07.2016

In the wake of the elections, health policy’s future is uncertain, but some constants—like the centrality of New York to health care reform, and UHF’s own role—remain.

United Hospital Fund Awards $662,642 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 11.03.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

UHF announced seven grants, totaling $662,242, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

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